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Springer Series in Light Scattering

Springer Series in Light Scattering

Volume 4: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer

Editors: Kokhanovsky, Alexander (Ed.)

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  • Offers tips on how to approach the solution of practical problems related to light scattering 
  • Includes a chapter on atmospheric remote sensing
  • Provides numerous step-by-step tutorials 
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This book describes recent advances in radiative transfer, atmospheric remote sensing, polarization optics of random media, and light scattering. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in light scattering research. Providing numerous step-by-step tutorials, it allows readers to quickly learn about various aspects of theoretical and experimental light scattering media optics. The book features among others a chapter on aerosol remote sensing that helps readers to define and solve various aerosol remote sensing problems.

About the authors

​Alexander Kokhanovsky graduated in 1983 in Theoretical Physics (The Department of Physics, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus): the main topics of his thesis was the solution of the vector radiative transfer equation for the case of chiral light scattering media. Particular attention was given to the study of the properties of radiation in deep layers of a turbid medium under study. The phase and extinction matrices have been calculated using the Maxwell theory for chiral spheres. 

In 1983, Dr. Kokhanovsky joined the Laboratory of Light Scattering Media of the Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus as a Junior Research Scientist. In 1986, he started a Ph.D. course in Optics at the Institute of Physics (National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus). During the Ph.D., his focus rapidly moved to studies of Atmospheric Optics, in particular to the investigation of atmospheric aerosol and clouds using optical methods. As a Ph.D. student he was responsible for several projects related to studies of light propagation and image transfer through atmosphere and ocean. The optical properties of whitecaps have been studied as well. 

In December 1991, he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Optics for the thesis “Optical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols and Foams”. Simple analytical equations have been proposed for radiative characteristics of coarse-mode aerosols, water clouds, and foams in terms of the parameters of microstructure such as size distribution, shape, internal structure, and chemical composition of scatterers. 

After the Ph.D. defense Dr. Kokhanovsky has focused his research on the development of fast algorithms to retrieve cloud properties using satellite observations. He also studied several inverse problems of light scattering media optics including the diffuse-wave spectroscopy and laser diffraction spectrometry. In 1994, Dr. Kokhanovsky was awarded the Science and Technology Agency of Japan Fellowship to work at the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan on cloud remote sensing. He spent one year (1996) in Tokyo (Earth Observation Research Center) working in the group of Prof. Teruyuki Nakajima in the area of cloud and snow remote sensing using spaceborne observations (GLI/ADEOS). Afterwards he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Clausthal University, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 1998) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Fellowship (Imperial College London, UK, 1999), where he developed novel techniques to derive properties (e.g., particle size distribution) of light scattering particles using small-angle and polarimetric optical measurements. Also, the tensor radiative transfer equation was derived. This equation has been proved to be useful in studies of light propagation in anisotropic media. 

In March 2001, he joined the Institute of Environmental Physics (Bremen University, Bremen, Germany), where he was responsible for the development of cloud, snow, and aerosol retrieval algorithms for MERIS, AATSR, and SCIAMACHY on board ENVISAT. A number of papers related to the generation and analysis of L2 aerosol, snow, and cloud products were published. Dr. Kokhanovsky participated and took a lead in several ESA, DFG, BMBF, and ESF projects. Also, he has published three books during this period of time. 

From October 2013, Dr. Kokhanovsky has been carrying on his research work at VITROCISET and EUMETSAT (Darmstadt, Germany). The main subject of his research is the development of L2 aerosol and cloud retrieval algorithms for the Multi-viewing Multi-channel and Multi-polarization Imager (3MI) on board future Eumetsat Polar System – Second Generation (EPS-SG).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • UNL-VRTM, A Testbed for Aerosol Remote Sensing: Model Developments and Applications

    Pages 1-69

    Xu, Xiaoguang (et al.)

  • Scattering of Radiation and Simple Approaches to Radiative Transfer in Thermal Engineering and Biomedical Applications

    Pages 71-127

    Dombrovsky, Leonid A.

  • Bio-optical Properties of Terrestrial Snow and Ice

    Pages 129-163

    Cook, Joseph (et al.)

  • Accurate Determination of the Size and Mass of Polymers, Nanoparticles, and Fine Bubbles in Water

    Pages 165-218

    Takahashi, Kayori

  • Radiative Properties of Atmospheric Black Carbon (Soot) Particles with Complex Structures

    Pages 219-254

    He, Cenlin

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Springer Series in Light Scattering
Book Subtitle
Volume 4: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer
Editors
  • Alexander Kokhanovsky
Series Title
Springer Series in Light Scattering
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20587-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20587-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20586-7
Series ISSN
2509-2790
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 390
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations, 123 illustrations in colour
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